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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

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Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman (as Jeffrey C. Sherman)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Andrews ... Herself
Jim Dale ... Himself
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
Micky Dolenz ... Himself
Karen Dotrice ... Herself
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. ... Himself
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Himself
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick ... Himself
James Jensen James Jensen ... Himself
Jeff Kurtti ... Himself
John Landis ... Himself
Angela Lansbury ... Herself
John Lasseter ... Himself
Gavin Lee ... Himself
Wendy Liebman Wendy Liebman ... Herself
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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

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Taglines:

Brothers, Partners, Strangers

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, smoking images and brief language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia secreta de los hermanos Sherman See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,875, 24 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,852, 6 September 2009
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

Robert B. Sherman: [talking about Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers] She was such a witch.
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Crazy Credits

Two "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" clips are shown. One features Randy Newman trying to say it, and the other John Lasseter saying it backwards. See more »

Connections

Features Charlotte's Web (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Gold Can Buy Anything (But Love)
Words & Music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Gene Autry with the Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Band (from Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show March 31, 1951)
Courtesy of Gene Autry Entertainment
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Boys will be Boys
4 December 2010 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

There are some things that I wish I didn't know. That the famous brothers Sherman don't really get along or like each other all that much is one of those things. It's sad. And it is ironic, considering most of their music and lyrics seem a match made in Tin Pan Alley heaven. I am glad, however, that this somewhat disjointed and clumsy documentary about their lives reminds us of the many songs they have created: from the theme to the Tiki Room in the Disney theme parks to fun throw-away songs for Annette's surf movies of the 60's. Truly, their output for the better part of three decades was astounding. It is a shame that their sons couldn't have cobbled together a better, more compelling tribute to the pair. This film is cinematically lifeless and adds little understanding to their polar personalities. Try as they might "The Boys" just come off as one dimensional and rather dull. Thank goodness their tunes will speak for them for eternity instead of this well-meaning but awkward film.


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